Allen Hughes, 50, was recently interviewed by John Heilemann, 56. The film director was asked about the different between Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Cordozar Broadus Jr., 50, and the late Tupac “2Pac” Amaru Shakur.
In October 1995, Dogg and 2Pac recorded a song titled “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”. It was released on May 7, 1996 and included in 2Pac’s fourth studio album titled “All Eyez on Me”.
Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, United States while 2Pac was born in New York City, New York, USA. Hughes described Dogg as the real street guy.
“2Pac, on the other hand, while he came up in the inner city or the urban fucked up ghetto, he’s not a street kid,” Hughes told Heilemann. “He’s an artist and an activist. He’s a performance arts kid and he’s delusional.”
“He’s just delusional… in a positive way,” Hughes said of 2Pac. “You have to be delusional to be a great artist.”
2Pac moved to Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1984 and to the San Francisco Bay Area in California in 1988. Both of his parents were political activists and Black Panther Party members
“The thing I think 2Pac was addicted to the most was when I think back was, when he’s in a room like this and he sees us all reacting to whatever he’s saying, especially her,” Hughes pointed to a woman in the room where he was being interviewed by Heilemann. “Any woman, if they’re smiling, he goes to 10. You thought 10 was the level, he’s at 50 now, and he’s so charismatic that he lost himself in his power to move a room.”
On September 7, 1996, 2Pac was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. On September 13, 1996, he died from internal bleeding at the age of 25.
On April 1, 1984, Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., who was professionally known as Marvin Gaye, was fatally shot in West Adams, Los Angeles. He was 45.
Hughes is directing Gaye’s biopic titled “What’s Going On”. The film will be released in theatres and on HBO Max in 2023.
On January 20, 1971, the Motown Records subsidiary label Tamla released Gaye’s song titled “What’s Going On”. It was included in his 11th studio album of the same name, which was released on May 21, 1971.